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"Modeling Systems Biomedicine" Dr Annamaria Carusi (University of Sheffield)

Egenis Seminar

In this presentation I shall give an overview of my research on modeling processes and practices in systems biomedicine. The focus of my talk is on the social and technological epistemology of computational modeling and simulation. The example I discuss is the conceptual framework of the MSE system (Model-Simulation-Experiment system) developed in my collaboration with scientists. I discuss the ambivalence and ambiguity of terms such as ‘representation’ and ‘comparison’ in the intensely social context of model construction and use, as modelers attempt the difficult passage to clinical implementations in the face of issues such as physiological variability. I propose a re-focusing on how grounds for comparability are instituted, and on the epistemic role of iteration.

An Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences seminar
Date2 November 2015
Time15:30 to 17:00
PlaceByrne House


Byrne House